Beat It On Down The Line
Box Of Rain
The Race Is On
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band
Here Comes Sunshine
The Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Greatest Story Ever Told
Big Railroad Blues
He's Gone ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->
Bass Solo ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v9.12 -> FLAC
(5 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
November 15, 2007
(FOB) Sony ECM Mics->Cassette Master->Reel->Reel->CD (shnid=16889) supplies:
Bertha (0:00 - 1:23)
Big Railroad Blues (0:00 - 0:17)
The Other One (5:44 - 12:54)
Casey Jones (6:07 - end of show)
SBD -> Master Cassette -> Reel -> Cassette -> HD (shnid=85957) supplies:
Bird Song (Numerous patches to fix tracking problems)
The Race Is On (0:00 - 0:23)
I Know You Rider (2:01 - 3:12)
SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD supplies
Truckin' (7:51 - end of Casey Jones)
-- Each set is seamless
-- Patch SBD (shnid=85957) pitch adjusted to match Master Reel SBD
-- The Encore will fit on end of 1st Set
Thank you to Charlie Miller, for the super revamped SBD transfer;
to Donn Amick, for recording this beautiful, stellar show;
to Noah Weiner and Matt Williams, for the great AUD transfer.
Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
June 21, 2008
1) There is occasional static, particularly during the earlier portion of set 1.
2) AUD cuts during songs are as follows:
1. Bertha (Not used for matrixing due to a poor mono sound)
2. Bird Song (8 patches throughout; see note #4)
3. The Race is On (0:01-0:23; see note #4)
4. China Cat Sunflower (entire song)
5. I Know You Rider (2:01 - 3:12; see note #4)
6. Playing in the Band (14:38-15:01)
7. El Paso (entire song)
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam (1:56-2:34)
9. Sugar Magnolia (3:23-4:58)
3) Because the shnid=85957 SBD patches sounded "not so good" with the AUD, and fluctuated in speed from the PCM source, no matrixing was done with the 85957 SBD patches. (Be very patient with the 16 warbly transitions in Bird Song. Such a shame for one of the best Bird Songs ever - surely the best of '73.)
4) Seemingly, the AUD opens up more for Mexicali Blues onward - more field range? - wherein the matrix becomes optimal, yet it seems to get even more optimal as the show progresses. (Dead shows can have that tendency.)
5) There is a noticeable shift in tone in the Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam (0:31), and a brief warble, when the SBD track shifts to the second major SBD source used. I fade out the AUD for a moment to regain momentum.
6) I preferred leaving some extended SBD segments between songs (without AUD available) in for timing and/or break purposes.
7) There is some belief, as indicated in several reviews below, that the AUD is a matrix. I do not believe so, but maybe this just happens to be a double matrix source!
8) These were pretty cutty sources for a matrix, but it's 1973, so...At least you can compare the sources some in your four hours of listening pleasure.
9) There's a "Long live the Grateful Dead!" cheer in the SBD right before the matrix kicks in for Black Peter.
February 19, 2017 Subject:
Amazing Recording, Amazing Show, Flood of Memories
I'm working on my computer with headphones on, listening to Bird Song. I pause in my work because the music is playing and my subconscious mind is listening to everything while I work.
Suddenly I must top because the third verse starts, Jerry's plaintive vocals, "All I know..." The music, subdued and slightly forlorn brilliantly captures the sentiment of the words. And then I realize that I've always known that this band, with its 6 players is actually one organic entity. They each go in the same direction, work like a well-oiled machine.
I have been to many Grateful Dead concerts growing up on Long Island, the media capitol of the world, the place through which all art and culture must pass through to be validated. I'm not being arrogant, and prideful of my state, just stating the facts.
My adolescence was filled with concerts and music, prog rock, classical, all absorbed, analyzed, broken down, criticized and praised. Looking back now years later and having processed all of the music that has been in my life, nothing today moves me like the music of the Grateful Dead. Flood of memory returns, most of them thankfully good ones, of High Times and peace, not yet aware of what the future held: Cold Rain and Snow, the truth of New Speedway Boogie, and darkness of Black Peter, the unreal fantasy of Sugar Magnolia, the intensity of Help on the Way, the truth within Terrapin Station.
I realize now that the meaning of all of what I've experienced is contained within this one incredible band's musical and lyrical output. I refer back now years later, new to this incredible archive of wonder concert music, amazed at the incredible sound quality of this matrix recording (I don;t know what a matrix recording is nor do I care to know). I appreciate the word that Mr Seamons put into this, it allows me to respond emotionally to China Cat Sunflower, and the rest.
I know that I have been blessed to have discovered the Grateful Dead at a young age, and can come back now and feel that I am a part of this incredible thing, and not apart from it.
Thanks to everyone here for making this amazing archive possible!
February 3, 2015 Subject:
A Top Show From A Top Year
This is the show I was listening to on the mid-morning early afternoon of August 9th, 1995. I was taking a swim with my buddy who had been primarily responsible for teaching me how to play all of the Jerry tunes on the acoustic guitar. I had this show on 2 SBD cassettes at the time of low generation and excellent quality. My friend was immediately devastated while I was more in shock and disbelief, numb for days. After seeing the steady decline become steep decline in 94-95, I remember being very angry (still am) that the boys (especially Jerry himself), their management, roadcrew and family didn't insist that the band take some time off. Ultimately, it was Jerry's responsibility, and the pressure was on to feed the beast. This show and recording are clearly 5 stars each. 73 is my favorite year for the Grateful Dead. Much thanks to the usual suspects for this. (Archive, HS, CM, DA, NW, and of course the Grateful Dead)
June 18, 2014 Subject:
words cannot describe the feeling that one gets listening to this show. the bird song alone is epic.and this matrix is the best i've ever heard.
Reviewer:Go Faster, Get Rounder
June 12, 2014 Subject:
Slammin' Show -- Killer Matrix
Don't miss this. It does't get much better.
July 9, 2013 Subject:
too much to say
I have lots of comments on this show,there are details that stay with me long after listening -like the fast fingerpicking lead towards the end of Jack Straw that morphs into slower sustained single note stuff that is just so perfectly timed. The recent addition for me of things to love about this recording is Wharf Rat - the flow and dynamics here are mind boggling. I don't know of another performance of this song that even comes close. The bass throughout is spectacular - every phrase is unique. I could go on and on.
June 23, 2013 Subject:
Not a patch on the Cribbs/Lemieux SBD: I think MTXs tend to sound weird, and the SBD is plenty warm enough in this case. Great show, though.
March 28, 2013 Subject:
top bird song ever top PITB also 50 stars for 50 reasonseamons!
really........ 73 matrix masterful separation
Subject: Look, for awhile....
at a nine minute China Cat. If you needed convincing of Weir's ability to play lead, check in around 4:40. Garcia sits, while Weir carries the tune. The sound is beautifully separated. At 5:20 Weir rattles off the descending, three chord transitional lick (12th fret C-G-D), and turns it back to Garcia at six minutes. A minute later we enter what a friend called "the feeling groovy licks," which is based on the UJB chords. A nice, dreamy, heartfelt surprise before moving into Rider.
thanx u thanku thanku to all those who refresh our souls with heaven on Ears.
i luv all from 66 to 90s, just gu gu on this remaster.
August 2, 2012 Subject:
feeling the love
I absolutely l o v e the matrix. It's the DEAD and it's beautiful. Close to 40 years now, I feel like a kid in a candy store- enjoying myself to some of the finest listening around.
April 12, 2011 Subject:
There are ever so subtle Dark Star hooks that occur during the jam of this here amazing Bird Song. First Keith hints on it then Jerry follows up later on in the jam with his own. This is the best Bird Song ever -- 9/21 2nd then comes Veneta (Keith kb solo 9/21, come on now).
This is one of the best shows ever. 4.74 stars which is upgraded to 5 to offset the 1 rating.
March 1, 2011 Subject:
this was it
thanx for great work hunter!!!this show..of the many i attended..was the ONE!!and now it sounds as it should.it was a really great show folks
November 30, 2010 Subject:
The Bird Song is absolutely sublime.
November 28, 2010 Subject:
I love the dead
1st show when I was thirteen. I knew the word to every song even tho I hadn't heard them before. It rained in MSG during LLR. I cried and knew that I found my church. This is a special recording of the band I love. Hunter, I'm addicted. Thanks man.
November 23, 2010 Subject:
Hunter has done a superb job on this matrix combining one of the best audience sourced '73 shows with a fabulous Charlie Miller transfer.
November 8, 2010 Subject:
Ahhhh - it's all coming back now ...
Actually, I've had a tape for a while, but this matrix recording is sublime ...
I was standing chest-up against the stage, right in front of Phil (he was stage-right) ... a coupla gals shared their dosed OJ and by Bird Song, the race was truly on .... Phil leaned over at one point and suggested we turn around and watch the audience - you could see the waves of music flowing around the smallish PNE arena ... at the second break, the three of us crawled under the stage for a bit of a lie-down (ah those were the days!) but we had to come out once the long jam got rolling, since Phil's bass was threatening to explode our chests.
The music that whole evening was tasteful, expansive and clear. There was one section in the middle of the jam that was truly ethereal and, of course Vancouver being a port town, they rode down into Wharf Rat. My favourite show to be at as well as listen to now. The matrix recording sounds eerily like it did where we were right in front of the stage. Wow! Not many things can make me weep, but this sure gets me going - thanks !
October 12, 2010 Subject:
Best Source, Primal Show
Had the Miller for years, thanks for combining his excellent recording into this perfect matrix.
Hunter Seamons does matrix recordings like nobody else. Thanks!!!
October 12, 2010 Subject:
Sakanaband said it well...
The reviewer below me (sakanaband) sums up this show beautifully. I've been listening to the Dead for about three years straight and listened to every show available on the archive from 1973.
This is "the show" for me. The exploratory nature of this entire evening has brought tears to my eyes on many occasions.
I listened to parts of this show while walking around Golden Gate Park a couple of weeks ago. It turned out to be a very good walk.
October 5, 2010 Subject:
Best of the Best of the Best
This is, I think, a quintessential matrix recording and damn-near a perfect GD performance. I became friends with a hard-core Bay Area deadhead named Richie Greenbaum in 1991. He saw an obscene number of shows and this was his favorite all the way back to 1970. This was a difficult to find show at that time and I was always curious what all his fuss was about since he was an monster critic of the band like most of us. he-he. Well, now I know. After a few months of listening to this show I cannot think of a show any time in their career that surpasses the majesty here. This matrix captures just enough of the ambiance to make me swoon in near-ecstasy at what it might have been like in the room with the considerable rudiments of what was to become the full Wall of Sound the following year.
Every song just sparkles with energy, fluidity and effortless invention. Other folks mention a few songs that are "the classic version" of these songs including Bird Song, Here Comes Sunshine, Black Peter, and China/Rider. The jam vehicles are fantastic; that perfect balance between other-wordly spacey but still mostly driving and thriving. The six-plus minutes of pure space is as deep as anything they ever played. Check out the Playin' and Truckin'> Other One sequences for confirmation of blazing meltdowns.
You know that when even a "throw-away" like 'The Race Is On' with its cool piano solo by Keith is practically oozing with creativity that you are in for a real ride. This is all brought to life by the phenomenally superb Hunter Seamons mix that produces real dimensionality to the sound reproduction without sacrificing one iota in sound clarity. Full dynamic range achieved by our excellent friend, Charlie Miller. Additionally, this is all miraculously helped out with a by turns enthusiastic, stunned and respectable crowd that keeps the recording pristine. Nice goin' Vancouver! Other readers please contact me if I can borrow your time machine.
One last note: Weir's guitar solo in China Cat Sunflower is the only truly great solo I've ever thought he played in person or on tape. Another mark of the very special status of this show that would easily be considered one of the best ever if it were more widely available. Richie, I'm envious, brother.
September 27, 2010 Subject:
i want a divorce
HS, CM, CH, you are all good. hurray for 6/22/73! - a great China>Rider, a 13 min. version of Here Comes Sunshine, and what might be the best-ever performance of Bird Song. time to get me a new hard drive from best buy for $439...
September 27, 2010 Subject:
need more shows!
Kudos to Cliff Hucker for his brilliant film.
September 27, 2010 Subject:
What a Film !
I am listening to review .
You two underneath me ...
September 22, 2010 Subject:
Hey Cliff. I had wondered the same thing for a while based on several ambiguous postings of Charlie's. But after Charlie listened to more of my matrixes, he really started to enjoy them and started posting positive reviews and even making suggestions for sources to use. I hope this clears up any concern you have had as of late. So, we're all good on this issue now. Thanks for your ongoing concern, but not for your ongoing one-star rating rampages.
September 22, 2010 Subject:
I wonder how Charlie Miller feels about Hunter adding crowd noise to a brilliant soundboard remaster he must have worked very hard on creating?
September 20, 2010 Subject:
KB , philbombs aplenty
June 26, 2010 Subject:
June 24, 2010 Subject:
amazing sound quality here on this matrix, go hunter go keep em coming
a monster 73 show here, just look at the set list to get an idea of what your in for, you get everything its great from start to finish, love these super long shows
June 23, 2010 Subject:
The BEST China>Rider out of the Wall of Sound
I must admit, I have had amazing recordings of this show for years and years.
What surprises me is no review ever points our the AMAZING Chinacat Subflower>I Know You Rider.
The band absolutely rips this one up. Bobby's first lead solo in the jam it tabl;eture perfect, and when Jerry's strat comes ripping through, one really gets to fully appreciate the non-verbal communication amongts these musician's. The dynamics are outstanding!! What is funny is how Jerry keeps taking another meassure of lead verse while Phil is dropping bombs attempting to que the band into the Rider jame. My favorite of ALL TIME!!!
May 3, 2010 Subject:
Hunter does it again...
What?!? I am the first one to review this amazing matrix? Hunter is a sonic wizard of the highest caliber! I especially love his '73-'74 AUD/SBD matrixes. They are absolute works of art!
The early 70's soundboards can tend to be a bit flat. The addition of AUD recording resonance helps craft the sound into a perfect listening experience. You can hear what the Wall of Sound was really putting out!
This show is a classic, and now we can hear it in rich, beautiful sound. THANKS HUNTER!
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